Wisconsin utilities would at least be able to plan for new nuclear power plants, under a preliminary recommendation by the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming.
Panel member Steve Hiniker says it's a good idea to at least allow utilities to explore the option. Wisconsin has had a moratorium on new nuclear construction for 25 years, but he says technology has changed greatly since then and continues to make advances. He says the energy produced by nuclear power could much more cost efficient in the coming years.
However, Hiniker says utilities may have difficulty finding investors willing to take a risk on nukes.
The Task Force is scheduled to finalize its recommendations on Thursday.